After lifting the championship trophy at WTT Contender Durban 2023, Brazilian superstar once again lived up to expectations as top seed in Doha. Hugo Calderano of Brazil defeated Jang Woojin of South Korea in the men’s singles final match at WTT contender Doha 2023 in Doha, Qatar, Jan 21, 2023. He defeated the fifth seed Jang Woojin with three of the five games being decided by the narrowest of margins (12-10, 11-13, 11-3, 14-12, 11-7) on the final day of play at WTT Contender Doha 2023.
To win two WTT Contender titles in a row was a big challenge for me, both mentally and physically, to play at this high level for two weeks, so I’m very proud to be able to achieve this. I’ve been working a lot on my physicality and I think my body held up well. Next up I’m going to Singapore Smash, a very important event, so I hope to prepare well and get a good result there.
With his amazing form at the moment, claiming the #WTTContender Doha Men's Singles trophy was just natural for Brazilian Hugo Calderano, who got the win over Jang Woojin, 4-1 🎉— World Table Tennis (@WTTGlobal) January 21, 2023
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The Chinese Kuai Man and Zhang Rui added to their WTT Contender Durban 2023 success with another strong display against 3rd seeds Jeon Jihee and Shin Yubin (5-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9).
The Men’s Doubles trophy went to Yu Ziyang and Zhou Kai, who completed a magnificent run from unseeded qualifiers to champions with a 3-1 victory over 3rd seeds An Jaehyun and Cho Seungmin (5-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9).